Hygge Holiday

December 20, 2022

From the Danish word “to hug,” hygge started as a method of defense: during the harsh Nordic winters, the Danes warded off the seasonal blues by taking time to appreciate small, calming pleasures like a piece of warm bread right out of the oven, or a soft pillow under the head. Hygge suggests a harmony with the outdoors, through unfinished wood, pale neutral colors, and soft, unadorned fabrics.